Dolphinwatch runs boat trips at the Mouth of the Shannon, home to the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe. This is one of the most exciting activities and wildlife attractions on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The passenger ship, Draíocht (“Magic”) departs from the Castle Pier to bring you on an extraordinary adventure, with a live commentary and a crew of marine scientists to answer questions and ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment. Dolphinwatch has been a committed partner in the research and protection of these wild dolphins since pioneering dolphin watching in Ireland in 1992.
Watching and learning about the dolphins in their natural habitat is central to the experience, yet every trip is different in this dynamic marine environment. On a trip with Dolphinwatch you have the opportunity to meet a variety of wildlife, learn about the many species of seabirds, and be awed by the stunning cliffs and caves at the Mouth of the Shannon.
Celebrating 25 years, this family business has a genuine and responsible approach to sharing this unique marine habitat.
Carrigaholt is a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Closed for 2020 Season
“Last updated 30/09/2020”
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Cafe & toilet facilities on board.
SHOPPING: Dolphin & Nature Information Centre and Gift Shop.
PARKING: Free parking in village and at Castle Pier car park
On the Wild Atlantic Way Carrigaholt Village. 10 km (6 miles) south of Kilkee on the Loop Head Peninsula. R487 from Kilkee; then R488 to Carrigaholt
Carrigaholt, Co. Clare, Ireland
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